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Top Photo and Video Studios in Chicago

Top Photo and Video Studios in Chicago

14Are you in search of the top photo and video studios in Chicago? The Chicago film industry is a central hub for motion picture production and exhibition established before Hollywood became the undisputed filmmaking capital. Whether it’s broadcast news, portrait photography, an interview for a documentary, or a corporate shoot, studios are in high demand! Here are some of the top photo and video studios in Chicago.

1. Video Production Studio and Sound Stage in West Town

Video Production Studio and Sound Stage in West Town

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From the studio: “This is a professional video/photo production studio equipped with a cyclorama wall and sound stage, size of the space – 6500 sq ft. We have acoustic panels installed all around the studio, walls and ceiling to prevent any kind of sound reflections. This space is perfect for video and sound recording. Light grid is installed on the ceiling, so you can connect any kind of lighting equipment to it. We have a huge garage that is attached to the building, so you will be able to unload all the gear directly to the studio and also drive your car into the space for filming or just simply park your car in the comfortable spot. Garage fits up to four passenger cars. Studio fits up to two passenger cars on the cyclorama wall. We have three bathrooms, air conditioner, 1500 Watt speaker and three phase electrical supply. We have a lot of lighting equipment in the space, but its not included in the rent price. You will be able to rent it separately in ADD-ONS section or when you arrive to the space.”

2. Loft on Lake- Industrial/Loft Venue

Loft on Lake – Industrial/Loft Venue

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From the studio: “Urban area, Green/Pink line train along Lake Street right out front. West Loop, Chicago”

3. Photo Video Studio in Chicago

Photo Video Studio In Chicago

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From the studio: “This is a loft type space with one brick wall and all the black walls around and black ceiling. Black studio was made to avoid any lighting reflections bouncing off from the walls or ceiling. You will have a full control on the lighting during film or photo shoot. There is no natural lighting coming from outside to the space. Acoustic panels installed on the ceiling to prevent sound reflections during the film shoot. The space includes 2 bathrooms. Additional lighting, video equipment or crew are not included to the rent, but you can rent it from us. We allow to only use it in the studio, we don’t rent it out from the space. You pay flat fee that covers the equipment rent for the whole time that you are renting the studio.”

4. Modern Industrial Rental Studio

Modern Industrial Rental Studio

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About the studio: “Throop Studio is conveniently located 10 minutes north of downtown Chicago, just 2 blocks from (90-94)”

5. Morgan MFG

Morgan MFG

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From the studio: “Located in the West Loop, an industrial 30,000 square foot space for event or production use. Interior vehicle access, natural light, blank canvas.”

6. Vintage Vaudeville/Movie/Music/Live Event Theater

Vintage Vaudeville/Movie/Music/Live Event Theater

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From the studio: “117 year old theater in the downtown business district. Currently operating as a live music venue and event space with full sound and lighting production. Amazing space for all types of activities including videos, movies, private events, corporate events, etc.”

7. West Chicago Production:Photo Studio

West Chicago Production:Photo Studio

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From the studio: “$150/hr, 4 hour minumum on weekdays. 6 hr. minimum on weekends. Our 8,000 sq. ft. studio on Chicago’s West Side has been used as a stage and location for 100’s of shoots. Equipped with a 30ft. white cyclorama, this space accommodates motion and still shoots of any size. 30′ x 20′ x 12′ white cyc 15′ x 20′ x 12′ green cyc (pending availability) Cement floor, exposed brick walls South facing 12′ windows Full kitchen, green room / production area with wifi included.

One bathroom with shower and separate changing room 12′ seamless backdrops available for rent in: light green, chroma green, cream, carnation, light blue, black and white Great conference or meeting space Includes use of 3 six foot tables, 3 director’s chairs, 6 folding chairs, cooler, clothing rack Rentals available for lighting, grip, additional production supplies and scenic flats Smoking patio right off the stage 2nd floor walk up, no elevator Ample free street parking.

Public transportation: 4 blocks from Kedzie Green Line, adjacent to Kedzie Metra UP-W line. The Studio Manager will be onsite all day for every rental. In-house and freelance crew referrals available upon request. Please confirm cyc needs including backdrop color before booking. Fresh coat of paint is available for extra charge if requested 48 hours in advance. This space is not a dedicated sound stage, stair access only. Additional lighting and grip rental list available upon request.”

8. Artpie Gallery

Artpie Gallery

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From the studio: “Small urban art gallery with open space.”

9. The Legacy Building 

The Legacy Building

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From the studio: “Vintage opera house from 1874. Natural lighting, bar services, onsite estate.”

10. Botique Film and Photography Studio

chicago film studio

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From the studio: “Full-service, boutique film and photography studio located just outside of the city. This space was refurbished from top to bottom to accommodate for a variety of production needs. Every rental includes access to our 24’ x 24’ x 11.6’ cyclorama stage, grid-based Kino cyclorama lighting, our 24’ x 10’ flat wall (complete with duvetyne curtains), a cozy lounge and kitchenette just off of the studio, a makeup room, a gorgeous courtyard (for those warmer days), and a studio manager on hand to make certain that all your needs are being met, as well as to answer any questions about the space. If required, we offer an attached office space for a small additional fee.”

11. Downtown Event Space

Downtown Event Space

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From the studio: “Downtown Chicago Event Space.”

Now you have an idea on what some of the top video studios around Chicago look like. For more, check out all Illinois studios on Cinespot here: https://www.cinespot.co/region/illinois/

And if you’d like us to find your perfect location, you can fill out the form here: https://www.cinespot.co/cinespot-gold/

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